People attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Pan-Beibu Gulf (PBG) Economic Cooperation Forum and the 2020 Beibu Gulf International Gateway Port Cooperation Summit in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 15, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
The 11th Pan-Beibu Gulf (PBG) Economic Cooperation Forum, a platform to discuss cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), kicked off on Thursday in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Themed "Focusing on international gateway ports, jointly building a new international land-sea trade corridor," the forum mainly concerns two categories: China-ASEAN port cooperation and integrated land-sea development.
The forum is being attended both online and offline by over 200 guests from China and ASEAN.
China's trade with ASEAN stood at 3.38 trillion yuan (about 502 billion U.S. dollars) in the first three quarters of this year, data from the General Administration of Customs shows.